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My name is Paul Thompson and I work for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. 

 I am beginning to recruit for next year’s cohort of my project, ‘Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders’.  We really struggled to recruit last year in Ryedale (where there are 6 vacancies) so I wondered if you could please pass this opportunity on to any conservation volunteers, friends or relatives to help raise awareness of this amazing opportunity for young people (age 16 – 24) looking to start a career in the conservation / countryside management sector.

 

Placements will run from September 2017 – August 2018 and the deadline for applications is 30th June.  Detailed information about the vocational placements including how to apply can be found on our website here:

 

http://www.ywt.org.uk/Tomorrows-Natural-Leaders

 

Participants receive a bursary of £250 per month, a training budget of £470 and a placement completion bonus of £500 cash.

 

I have attached a flyer for use in newsletters or social media, plus an article featuring interviews with some of this year’s participants.

 

We will be hosting two practical “taster sessions” in June for anyone who would like to find out more and have a chance to ask myself and the current trainees any questions on the following dates:

 

·         Saturday 17th June

·         Wednesday 21st June

 

These will be held at one of our local nature reserves or farms and further detailed information will be sent through later this month.

 

Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to forward this email and my contact details on.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Paul Thompson
Environmental Youth Project Leader

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Tel: 01751 417503
Email: 
paul.thompson@ywt.org.uk

Website: http://www.ywt.org.uk

 

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A spot of stone walling

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Here we are up at Osborn Lodge repairing a 300 year old wall. The main dificulty is trying to key in the new with the old but i think the ConVols have done ok . Next week we are back here again then out to Boggle Hole for some tree guard removal .THEN ITS TOP SECRET

 

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International Womans Day #bagsofhelp

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The 8th of March International Womans Day

We celebrated this by holding a Chainsaw training event on the Meadow all week. Sammie and Marie were joined by Roger and Dave in bringing our skill level up to date. As you will perhaps know if your a member of a group people come and go, some members only come out in good weather others have favourite tasks and come out for them only, some thank goodness get work and move on. Its the latter this time for the ConVols, two of our membership took the training and later in the year managed to find work (fantastic) We are hoping to offer regular training in woodland/conservation skills over the coming months and years, coming next is dry stone walling in the spring. Please let me know baxterron56@hotmail.co.uk if you are wanting a place as numbers are limited.

Next week we will be in the Meadow thinning the Cheery plot, raking the brush up and preparing the path for chipping. We will use the brash in the cherry plot on the east gate and brash from the arboretum plot for the west. I will also be getting some new trees for small cherry plot. WE must not forget the hide in the next few days we will be planting around the hide with willow, hopefully this will make it a little less conspicuous. Then it will be time to plant out the few thousand wild flowers we have so look out for the coming announcements.

In the next few weeks we will also be creating a Wet flush with the help of a local farmer ( Pete Wilson ) but alas we need the rest of the Meadow to dry out so we can get the tractor up there. Keep an eye out for announcements as this will probably be a weekend task.

The volunteers are desperately looking for funding to buy a 4×4 the type we need is a good old fashioned work horse, the one that meets our need is not the cheapest of options but it is the most appropriate for our varied needs a Discovery commercial

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A beautiful day

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Out in the fresh air with some fantastic people doing a grand jobSAM_1477 SAM_1477 SAM_1478 SAM_1479 SAM_1480 SAM_1481 SAM_1482 SAM_1483 SAM_1484 SAM_1485 SAM_1486 SAM_1487 SAM_1488 SAM_1489 SAM_1490 SAM_1491 SAM_1492 SAM_1493

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